TU || Exam paper 2074 || Drama and Film

Tribhuvan University


Bachelor Level/ II Year/ Humanities                      Full Marks: 100

Eng. 313/ 301                                                                     Time: 3 hrs.

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Eng. 313 Drama and Film

1. Write short notes on any FOUR of the following: [4×7=28]

  1. Drama and Theatrical performance
  2. Tragedy
  3. Romance
  4. Absurdist Drama
  5. Plot
  6. Renaissance English Theatre

2. Explain any FOUR of the following: [4×8=32]

a. Teiresias: You are all ignorant.

No; I will never tell you what I know.

Now it is my misery; the, it would be yours.

b. Oedipus : Ah God!

It was True!

All the prophecies!


O Light, may I look on you for the last Time!

I, Oedipus,

Oedipus, damned in his birth, in his marriage damned,

Damned in the blood he shed with his own hand!

(Oedipus Rex)

c. Lear : of all these bounds even from this time, to this, with

Shadowy fourts and with champions riched with

Plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, we make three

lady. To thine and Albany’s issues be this perpetual.

What says our second daughter our deartest Regan, wife of cornwall?

(King Lear)

d. Edmond: Th’hast spoken right; it is true.

The wheel is come full circle; I am here.

(King Lear)

e. Jean: you should be more refined in your speech, krestin.

But why should you spend a holiday cooking for

That bitch? Is she sick or what?

(Miss Julie)

Julie: [Slyly, very feminine] Miss? Call me Julie.

There aren’t barriers between us now. Call me


(Miss Julie)

3. Answer any TWO of the following. [2×10=20]

a. The arrogance of Oedipus to find the ‘old defilement’ at erry cost only led to his downfall. Do you think his tragedy is only associated with his determination to search the ‘old defilement?’ Discuss

b. Do you think Lear’s self-assessment as ’a man more simmed against than simming’ is accurate? Indicate Lear’s sins and the sins against him make your own judgment about whether you think he is ‘more sinned against than sinning.’

c. Heredity and environment are powerful enough to determine the course of human action. Do you think these force have any influence on Miss Julie’s character?

d. “The images in most films represent objects and people as we might recognize them in everyday life.” Explain this statement. [5]

e. Kane takes the secret of “Rosebud” with him to his death, explain. How this secrecy in unravelled.

OR          [10]

Discuss the significance of using both internal and external narrations in Citizen Ken.

  1. Define and discuss ‘The take’. [5]

Eng. 303 Drama

  1. Explain the following with reference to the context: [6×5=30]

a. Oedipus : Apollo. Apollo. Dear

Children, the god was Apollo.

He brought my sick, sick fat upon me.

But the blinding hand was my own!

How could I bear to see

When all my sight was horror everywhere?

(Oedipus Rex)

b. Iage: O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!

It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock

The meat if feeds on. That cuckolk lives in bliss

Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;

But O, what damned minutes tells he o’re

Who dotes, yet doubts-suspects, yet strongly loves!


c. Celimene : What? I renounce the world at my young age,

And die of boredom in my hermitage?

(The Misanthrope)

d. Nora: I don’t believe that any longer. I believe that I am

First and formost a human being, like you- or anyway

That I must try to become one …… I’m no longer

Prepared to accept what people say and what’ written in

Books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find

My own answer.

(A Doll’s House)

e. Brick: Maggie, I wouldn’t divorce you for being unfaithful

Or anything else. Don’t you know that? Hell. I’d be

Relived to know that you’d found yourself a lover.

(Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

  1. Write short notes on any FIVE of the following: [5×10=50]

a. A Doll’s House as a realist and naturalist drama

b. Character of Kreon in Oedipus Rex

c. Othello’s racial identity in Othello

d. The Misanthrope as a comedy of manners

e. Symbolic significance of he title in Can on a Hot Tin Roof

f. Drama and persuasion

3. Both Fate and individual character lead to the tragedy in Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex. Elucidate.

OR [20]

Write an essay on ‘Othello as a tragic protagonist.’

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